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VIDEO: Erick Erickson of Red State sits down for an exclusive interview.

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Author and Activist Puts GOP on the Hot Seat

VIDEO: Erick Erickson of Red State sits down for an exclusive interview.

One thing is for sure about Erick Erickson: He doesn’t hold back from speaking his mind. The editor of Red State and co-author of the new book Red State Uprising lambasted GOP Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell and John Boehner as “Republicans first and conservatives second.”

Said Erick, “When you are a Republican first, you are focused on getting back into power; same as being a Democrat first. Parties are about the acquisition of power to pursue a policy. If you are conservative first, you’re about principles and then you figure out a path to power in getting those principles implemented.”

What about November? Will the Republicans take back the House and the Senate? And, more importantly, has the GOP truly repented from its big government ways? Erick explains:

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Mr. Mattera is the editor-at-large of HUMAN EVENTS and the author of the New York Times bestseller Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster). He also hosts The Jason Mattera Show on News Talk Radio 77WABC. Previously, he was the Spokesman for Young America's Foundation and a TV correspondent for Michelle Malkin. Follow Jason on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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